LAW pens a lengthy piece on Josef Centeno's "refurbished chic" Bäco Mercat which is expected to open for lunch on Monday in the Old Bank District. Here, the Lazy Ox chef will serve six versions of his signature bäco, a culinary creation that combines sandwich + taco + pizza = bäco, plus other fusion fare. For example, his "bazole" is a blend of Mexican pozole and ramen broth.
In addition to beer, wine, and spirits, there will be house-made sodas called bäco pop, coffee from Handsome Coffee Roasters, and tea by way of Sugarbird Sweets & Teas. Right now the plan is to launch lunch first, served from 11AM to 3PM, and debut dinner on November 8, though only open for Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6 to 10PM. To secure a resy call 213-687-8808 between 3 and 5PM.
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